There’s a lot of misconceptions out there about windscreen repair. It’s time to clear some things up.
Windscreen replacement isn’t something that we think about very often. No one ever thinks a cracked windscreen is going to happen to them. But what happens when it does? Very few people know what happens next. Not knowing can be costly – it could even be thousands of dollars. Novus Glass are the car window repair experts, that’s why we’ve assembled this fact sheet to ensure that you don’t end up paying more than you need to. It’s time to bust the Top 5 Auto Glass Repair Myths:
“You have to replace it.”
No, you don’t. It is often assumed that if a windscreen is damaged, it must be replaced. This is not the case. Novus Glass prides itself on being able to fix a chipped windscreen rather than replacing it. On average, auto glass shops repair less than 10% of damaged windscreens, while Novus repairs around 30%. Our motto is “Repair first, Replace when necessary.” We repair everything from chips to cracks, even those over 30cm long. Our team can get your windscreen looking as good as new. If Novus can’t fix it, no one can.
It doesn’t have to be. The idea that repairs are expensive stems from the cost of getting a windscreen replaced. In general, car windscreen replacements can cost up to $3,000. This is understandable, as replacements could cost thousands. Having a damaged windscreen is a stressful situation, and the idea of forking out thousands just to get back to square one doesn’t help. In general, can cost up to $3000. It’s a different story with car glass repair, which can be as low as $99 for your first chip repair or $150 for cracks up to 100mm. It’s simple: Repairs are generally in the low hundreds, and replacements are in the thousands. Novus Glass will always prioritise repairs over replacement to keep costs down for the customer.
“Repairs don’t look good.”
Novus windscreen repair is practically invisible to the untrained eye. Our patented resins significantly outperform all others in terms of optical clarity and adhesion. This means Novus’ repair jobs bring your windscreen closer to its original state than any other auto glass company. Novus shops also have a wide variety of Glass products and plastic polishes available that you can use to keep your windscreen in tip-top condition.
“You can’t repair damage directly in front of an ADAS camera”
Novus can. We are the only company to use a repair resin tailored to ADAS-equipped vehicles. We have recently launched the new Novus ADAS Windscreen Repair Resin. This is a new specialty resin designed for use on damage occurring directly in front of an ADAS camera. Due to its formulation, it causes less light diffraction in a completed repair, which allows the ADAS camera to continue to function properly even with a chip or crack repair directly in front of it. Our teams often repair windscreen cracks that are over 30cm long, even when they reach the edge of the screen.
“You have to go to a repair shop.”
Novus comes to you. Even though Novus has over 50 locations over all states and territories, we recognise that not everyone will be able to drive to their closest Novus branch. That’s why Novus offers mobile services so we can bring our expertise to you. Our vans function as mobile workshops, meaning that whether it is repair or replacement, we can bring the service to your home.
There you have it. You are now armed with all the knowledge you need to get the best job possible for your car. Get a repair with Novus. There really is no alternative. Why spend thousands on a replacement, when you would spend far less on a top-quality repair job. For more information or to get a quote, contact us today on 13 22 34.
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